About us

Known in the past as the De Wildt Cheetah Centre the name has recently been changed to the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre as a tribute to the woman who has devoted her life to the survival of the cheetahs as well as other rare and endangered species.

The Cheetah Centre in South Africa was established in 1971, initially as a cheetah breeding project and the Centre has during the past 40 years bred over 800 cheetah cubs. Various conservation projects have been initiated since its inception which also inlcudes a successful African wild dog breeding programme.

Today the Centre can look back with satisfaction on a job well done in ensuring the survival of Acinonyx jubatus – the cheetah, successfully breeding the king cheetah in captivity for the first time in the world. While the cheetah breeding project was the base from which Ann launched her conservation ethic, it soon widened to include other endangered animal species, such as the African wild dog, brown hyaena, servals, suni antelope, and riverine rabbits. Many of these projects such as the suni antelope and riverine rabbits once successfully running have been handed over to other institutions to continue with.

Facilities

  • Conference Centres
  • Wedding Chapel
  • Restaurant
  • Cheetah Lodge
  • Year-end Functions
  • Education Centre
  • Wildlife Ranch

Activities


  • Cheetah Interaction
  • Cheetah Run
  • Outreach Education
  • Exclusive Tours
  • Wildlife Filming
  • School Tours
  • Volunteer Experience

Other

Other

  • Game Drives
  • Birding
  • African Wilddogs
  • Sunday Buffet
  • Anatolian Dog Project
  • Wildlife Functions
  • Many more

Office Hours

Monday

08:00 - 16:00

Tuesday

08:00 - 16:00

Wednesday

08:00 - 16:00

Thursday

08:00 - 16:00

Friday

08:00 - 16:00

Saturday

08:00 - 16:00

Sunday

08:00 - 14:00

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